Theatre Royal, Dundee

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Theatre

Site Name: Theatre Royal, Dundee
Location: Dundee
County: Forfar
Location Type: Town - in town at determined location

Overview

  • Address: 7-21 Castle Street, Dundee, Scotland.
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  • Performance Space Description: Little information about this performance space has yet been found. The building’s façade, which still stands, is described on the Theatres Trust site as “a handsome restrained ashlar face” with the following features: “Three storeys and seven bays, the three central bays topped by a pediment containing a bust of Shakespeare in a recess, the only visible clue that this was once a playhouse.”



  • Performance History

  • The Theatre Royal, Dundee was built in 1810, and largely destroyed by fire in 1888.


  • Though the theatre’s original façade still stands, the site is now occupied by office buildings and shops.



    Please see the 'Bibliographic Sources' link at right for a complete listing of materials (both primary and secondary) from which the above information was compiled.


    Beth Marquis

  • Troupes at Theatre Royal, Dundee

    Events at Theatre Royal, Dundee

    Event Date Venue Location Troupe
    Dramatic 29 May 1848 - 3 June 1848 Dundee, Forfar Aldridge, Ira
    Variety 6 September 1848 - 9 September 1848 Dundee, Forfar Bosjesmans
    Dramatic 4 December 1848 - 9 December 1848 Dundee, Forfar Brooke, G.V.
    Dramatic 15 January 1849 - 20 January 1849 Dundee, Forfar Harper, E.R.
    Dramatic 22 January 1849 - 27 January 1849 Dundee, Forfar Harper, E.R.
    Dramatic 26 January 1849 - 26 January 1849 Dundee, Forfar Harper, E.R.
    Dramatic 9 April 1849 - 9 April 1849 Dundee, Forfar Brooke, G.V.
    Minstrel Show 29 September 1849 - 29 September 1849 Dundee, Forfar Ethiopian Serenaders (1849-50)
    Minstrel Show 1 October 1849 - 6 October 1849 Dundee, Forfar Ethiopian Serenaders (1849-50)
    Dramatic 24 July 1851 - 26 July 1851 Dundee, Forfar Aldridge, Ira

    Bibliographic Sources

    • Dundee Courier September 26, 1849: 3: 1.
      Info in Record:
      • proprietor/lessee
      • other (venue season)
    • Theatres Trust Website. 03/06/2008 (http://www.theatrestrust.org.uk)

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